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Title Humanitarian intervention : ethical, legal, and political dilemmas / edited by J.L. Holzgrefe and Robert O. Keohane
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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 MELB  KC 1302 Hol/Hie  DUE 13-12-22
Description xii, 350 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The humanitarian intervention debate / J. L. Holzgrefe -- Humanitarian intervention before and after 9/11 : legality and legitimacy / Tom J. Farer -- The liberal case for humanitarian intervention / Fernando R. Tesón -- Reforming the international law of humanitarian intervention / Allen Buchanan -- Changing the rules about rules? : unilateral humanitarian intervention and the future of international law / Michael Byers and Simon Chesterman -- Interpretation and change in the law of humanitarian intervention / Thomas M. Franck -- Rethinking humanitarian intervention : the case for incremental change / Jane Stromseth -- Political authority after intervention : gradations in sovereignty / Robert O. Keohane -- State failure and nation-building / Michael Ignatieff
Summary ₁The genocide in Rwanda showed us how terrible the consequences of inaction can be in the face of mass murder. But the conflict in Kosovo raised equally important questions about the consequences of action without international consensus and clear legal authority. On the one hand, is it legitimate for a regional organization to use force without a UN mandate? On the other, is it permissible to let gross and systematic violations of human rights, with grave humanitarian consequences, continue unchecked?₂ (United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan). This book is a comprehensive, integrated discussion of "the dilemma" of humanitarian intervention. Written by leading analysts of international politics, ethics, and law, it seeks, among other things, to identify strategies that may, if not resolve, at least reduce the current tension between human rights and state sovereignty
Analysis Humanitarian intervention
International law
Violation of sovereignty
Human rights violations
Case studies
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online (Table of contents)
Subject Humanitarian law.
Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitarian intervention -- Political aspects.
Intervention (International law)
Humanitarian intervention -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Author Keohane, Robert O. (Robert Owen), 1941-
Holzgrefe, J. L.
LC no. 2003269355
ISBN 0521821983 cased
052152928X paperback